2019 Umpire Clinic / Minors Jamboree

Saturday, March 16, 9am @ Willis Tucker Field #2

VOLUNTEER UMPIRES NEEDED! HOWEVER, whether you plan to umpire or not, our annual Umpire Clinic is always a great opportunity to brush up on your baseball knowledge by experiencing the game from an umpire's point of view. Who knows...following this hands-on clinic, you may feel comfortable enough to umpire a game.

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MINORS JAMBOREE GUIDELINES

1. Objective
The "Jamboree" is intended as both an extension of the umpire clinic and training tool for the umpires, as well as an early scrimmage opportunity for the Minors division.

2. Schedule
9:00am Umpire Clinic
11:30 Mariners v Pirates
1:00 White Sox v Royals


Because teams will not have their uniforms at this time, they are encouraged to wear shirts which best match their designated team colors to distinguish themselves from the other team.

3. Rules
Games will follow Little League Rules with the following exceptions …
a. Each game will have a one and a half hour, hard stop, time limit.
b. Each team will bat their entire lineup, regardless of outs, at which time their half of the inning will be complete and teams will switch from offense to defense. The goal is to complete at least two innings. If time permits, the game can continue.
c. For the sake of umpire training, outs will be registered and tracked. Once three outs are recorded the number of outs will be reset. Runners on base will remain on base.
d. The number of substitutions and position switches are unlimited and may be made at any time. However, play must be over and timeouts granted. Pitchers may also be substituted, however they will not be allowed warm up pitches if substituted in the middle of an inning. They should warm up in a bull pen prior to entering the game.
e. Timeouts are unlimited. However, consideration must be made for game flow and time limits.
f. If a new inning begins with a new umpire crew, a plate meeting will be held as part of the umpire crew's training.

4. Umpires
a. If you participate in the umpire clinic you are not required to participate in the Jamboree and actually umpire. Again, we HIGHLY encourage it but it does make for a long day. We will be providing immediate feedback and support. We also encourage that you stay and watch the game and benefit from the feedback that we give to the umpires during the game.
b. Umpires may be switched in the middle of a game. If there is a change they will occur at the half inning. When and how often will depend on the number of umpires to be trained.
c. All attempts will be made to have umpires both behind the plate and in the field. Feedback will be given to the umpires on their performance during (without game interruption) and after their "session". Training will occur off the field as well.
d. Trainees will be equipped and ready prior to personnel switches so as to not interrupt the flow of the game. Men: If you intend on participating in the Jamboree as an umpire, please wear a cup.
e. It goes without saying that the umpires' calls are final and NO discussions will be allowed by managers or coaches. Likewise, negative reaction to calls will not be tolerated.

 
Behind the Mask

Check out the MCLL's "Behind the Mask" Umpire Website devoted to the development of Umpires and Coaches of the Mill Creek Little League.

 
GameOfficials.net

MANAGERS:

Be sure to check your game coverage on GameOfficials.net!

UMPIRES (2018 MCLL ONLY!):

Register for GameOfficials.net using Group Number 1486 and Access Code MCLL.

Learn how to self-assign yourself as an umpire to available games.

 
Resources

Mukilteo Little League's Umpire Mechanics Videos - A great collection of umpire mechanics mini-videos from Little League University.

Little League University - Plenty of additional related umpiring videos.

Mukilteo Little League's Umpire Guide - Another great MLL resource.

 
2016 Umpire News
Posted Feb 14, 2016

New for 2018:

  • We've created a MCLL Umpire Website "Behind the Mask". It will act as a home for Umpire resources and continued training and development.

Continuing for 2018:

  • The MCLL Umpire Clinics will be offered as separate Mechanics, Rules, and Live-Training Clinics. See "2018 MCLL Umpire Clinics" widget.
  • "Live-Training" will involve umpiring (plate and field) using practice games with feedback from senior umpires/evaluators.
  • We have a game assignment scheduler for umpires (Game Officials). We would like to make sure all umpires assign themselves for games from Farm through Majors divisions.
  • MCLL will be continuing an Umpire Mentorship Program. Senior umpires will be assigned to mentor and work games with newer umpires.

A couple Reminders:

  • Farm and Minors managers are required to send two volunteer umpires to the Mechanics/Rules/Live-Training Clincs.
  • Clinic Sessions for the Farm Division will be announced once teams are determined.

Questions? Please contact Dick Trumbo at Umpires@MillCreekLittleLeague.com.